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March 6, 2016

VAWNet Timeline

My son is really coming across some wonderful resources during his criminology research, and I love that he's sharing them with me to put up!

I hadn't seen this timeline before, and I wanted to share it with you!  It really helps put in perspective the Domestic Violence Movement, and the major milestones that have been achieved during the last short years.  When looking at this timeline, it becomes more clear the fact that in actuality, the movement isn't that old, yet so much has been done!

Stay Well!

~Angel Hugz~

Domestic Violence Prevention: A History of Milestones and Achievements

This timeline documents key historical events known to significantly impact or advance the goal of intimate partner violence prevention in the United States, noting intersections with sister social justice movements.  The information is complied from several timelines and listings of prevention milestones.

This timeline was developed by the VAWnet Project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and was last updated March of 2013.

Ongoing Health Impact of Domestic Violence

Way to go Oregon!!  & Thank You Dr. Daniel Neides for the wonderfully insightful write up!

Something my doctor said a long time ago when explaining to me my physical disabilities due to Domestic Violence...

He stated that when you are young and fall of a horse, that you can get back up and ride that horse again and hurt, but that you'd heal and not feel the injuries any more.  Fast forward 20-40 years, and your body remembers that injury, which has been festering and creating issues within your body without you knowing, and now that same  injury is now affecting you in the way of arthritis and inflammation.

Too often women that have gone through Domestic Violence didn't just fall off that horse once, but many times and injured many different areas of the body during her abusive period.

This doesn't even start to get into the mental and psychological impacts of Domestic Violence, and the psychological impacts that are long lasting which debilitates the body as well as the mind and soul.

To understand Domestic Violence, it takes a truly rounded approach and broad understanding of how Domestic Violence truly affects all aspects of life of a victim, and continued affects years after!

Stay Safe!

~Angel Hugz~

To Enhance Women’s Wellness, Protect Them From Abuse
Taking the politics out of women's health is critical – and Oregon is leading the way.
Abused women are twice as likely to suffer from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, depression and insomnia.

Sobering Stats for Domestic Violence

Yet another great statistical resource to help in the understanding of Domestic Violence.

Sobering Stats for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Despite an increase in media attention, domestic violence still often goes unreported.

Women between the ages of 18 and 24 are the most likely to experience abuse from a current or former partner or spouse.

Every minute, about 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Although the rate of domestic violence has dropped significantly over the past decade, the issue remains extremely relevant and far-reaching, and has been spotlighted recently by cases involving NFL players Ray Rice and Greg Hardy, as well as pop star Chris Brown.
While these well known and well covered stories have shed light on domestic violence and helped alert the public to its dangers, many incidents still go unreported and unknown. 
Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, here's a look at some sobering stats on the issue.

Domestic violence doesn't just occur between romantic partners.

Sharing 30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics

My son came across this awesome statistical article while doing his criminology research and of course as soon as I saw this I had to post it!

This is a great compiling of statistical information that I'm very glad that he came across and I'm glad to share to help raise the awareness that although statistically Domestic Violence has decreased over the years, that it's by no means under control or ending!  There's still much work to be done!

Stay Safe & Thank You to all Advocates who work tirelessly for those affected by Domestic Violence!

~Angel Hugz~

30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It's An Epidemic
 10/23/2014 09:25 am ET | Updated Feb 13, 2015

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That's nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war.
Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85 percent of domestic abuse victims being women and 15 percent men. Too many women have been held captive by domestic violence -- whether through physical abuse, financial abuse, emotional abuse or a combination of all three.